Renegade Craft Fair

New York City
Women in the World Boutique
Curated by Renegade Craft
Participation Kit

Congratulations on your acceptance to New York City Women in the World Boutique Curated by Renegade Craft!

We are so excited to have you as a part of our community! We’ve created this handy Participation Kit to get ready for the Fair. Please take a moment to click through and read each section, which has detailed and important information.

A friendly note from Renegade: Keep in mind that we cannot be held accountable for mishaps or misinformation that may arise as a result of participants not reading through the content provided, so please read carefully!

GENERAL INFORMATION

New York City
Women in the World Boutique
Curated by Renegade Craft

April 10 - 12
9 pm - 11 pm, Wednesday (VIP Only)
11 am - 8 pm, Thursday
11 am - 3 pm, Friday


Please click here to visit the homepage for this Fair, and share your participation with your friends and fans!

Women in the World Summit

The Atrium at Lincoln Center 

Columbus Ave. between W. 62nd St. and W. 63rd St. (East side of the street)
New York, NY 10023

This Fair will be held indoors.

Street parking is hard to come by!

Click here for information on parking.

Service animals are welcome! Sorry, pets are not permitted.

The Women in the World Boutique has on average 10 – 15 participants.

Historically, the conference draws in approximately 2,500 attendees. The Boutique will also be open to the public.

PROMOTE YOUR PARTICIPATION

We’re so excited that you are participating, and hope you are, too! Let your friends, family, and followers know by spreading the word and generating excitement for the Fair so we can make it as bustling, successful, and vibrant as can be!

Please share the eFlyer for the Fair and create an Instagram Story using the graphics provided here! Join our Facebook Event, and find us on Social @RenegadeCraft. We’ll take care of the heavy lifting with ads and promotion, but our collective voices are what make Renegade Fairs so successful.

We love to see what you’ve been up to you–share your #RenegadeProcess with us, we always repost our faves. Be sure to use our hashtags when promoting your involvement in the Fair, so we can find your post! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook @RenegadeCraft.

#RenegadeCraft ~ #WITW ~ #RenegadeProcess

Tweet, DM, and share our Facebook Event with your community! Anyone you think we should be talking to or advertising with? Let us know in the Contact Form below!

SPONSOR OFFERING

URGENT! ACTION REQUIRED!

Mastercard and Synchrony are sponsoring a unique and innovative engagement at the Preview on Wednesday (9 pm - 11 pm) at the Women in the World Summit!
All VIP attendees at the Preview will receive a contactless payment wearable with a pre-loaded monetary amount of $150 for each attendee to use!

Vendors must sign up for the Clover POS system to process contactless payments from the VIPs’ wearable devices for the Preview event on Wednesday, 4/10.

To sign up, go to clover.com/goapply. This is account will be FREE for the first month.
After registering, a contactless payment device will be overnighted to the address you provide. You will be required to return the device at the end of the event.

It’s important that you complete this registration process by MONDAY, APRIL 1!

These are just the first steps, please carefully read through this guide created by Women in the World.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ below!

*How does set up work and how long does it take*

Synchrony’s tech team has tested this out on their end, and the set up process takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. Rc Makers will sign up on clover.com/goapply and they will be overnighted their Clover Go device. Synchrony will take care of shipping the devices back.

*How does split payment work?*

Clover supports split payments and makes it easy. Guests will easily be able to use their pre-loaded ring dollars, along with any other payments that the featured retail partners accept.

*Does Clover have an inventory import system Rc Makers can use?*

YES, merchants can download a template for import into the system and/or add them manually. This can easily be done on Clover.com. Synchrony will be available for tech support should any Rc Makers have set up questions.

*Are there processing fees?*

No, first month has been negotiated FREE

*How does device return work?*

Synchrony will collect the devices at the close of the Boutique on Friday.

*Will Synchrony or Clover have a tech(s) to troubleshoot any issues onsite?*

Synchrony will be on-site with backup devices to help troubleshoot the evening of the VIP event. Clover is available 24/7 for all assistance thereafter. All Rc Makers must arrive with devices pre set-up and should have run at least 1 test transaction beforehand. They should arrive onsite with the device charged, the box and all its contents.

SET UP + SALES

We encourage you to accept credit cards and cash at the Fair. Many mobile card readers now provide offline mode capabilities for your device or tablet, which allows you to accept swiped card payments when Internet service or your connection is giving you trouble.

If you are using a processing device without WiFi, still keep in mind that the network sometimes gets a little crowded. If you’re having trouble, we recommend taking down the customer’s credit card information/telephone number and running the charge later when you have a stable connection.

Your footprint at the Fair measures 6’ x 8’ for a full booth.

Your booth display is entirely up to you, and we encourage you to make your set-up just as creative as the goods you are selling.

For indoor venues, participants are no longer allowed to bring in tent structures.

RENTAL OFFERINGS

Sorry, rentals for this Fair are now closed!

ROSTER

Our Roster for the Fair is now live on our website and it’s a one-of-a-kind beauty! Check it out, review your profile, and make sure everything looks a-ok including your icon, business name, bio, website, and Instagram.

BOOTH ASSIGNMENT

Click here to view a Directory of the Fair and your Booth Assignment.
Please note: Booth assignments are subject to change.

LOAD-IN/OUT

Load-in will be staggered in 3 groups between 5 and 7 pm on Wednesday. Each group will be given 45 minutes to unload and you can set up until 8:45 pm. Please be set-up by 9 pm on Wednesday to greet the first VIP guests.

Detailed load-in assignments are shared below!

The venue opens to vendors on Thursday and Friday at 10:45 am.  You may leave displays and product in place in preparation of the 11:00 am start time.  Although the venue will have overnight security, we recommend covering your tables and displays at the end of each day.

Group 1 / 5:00 – 5:45 pm – Booth Numbers 1-4
Group 2 / 5:45 – 6:30 pm – Booth Numbers 5-10
Group 3 / 6:30 – 7:15 pm – Booth Numbers 11-16

We suggest approaching the venue from the north on Columbus Avenue and stopping between W 63rd Street and W 62nd Street at the venue entrance on the east side to drop your supplies. Porters provided by the venue will be available to assist with bringing your items inside. Any items transported using carts or hand trucks will need to be handled by the porters per venue requirements.  Please pull away immediately following the drop of your items to find parking and to avoid creating congestion or getting a ticket. You may complete your setup upon return. Here is a LINK to the closest and most convenient parking to the venue.

Please note that vendors that arrive late or load in after their assigned time without notifying the Rc team, may have their booth forfeited at event start time. Vendors are not permitted to spread out into empty booths outside of their assigned booth footprint.

Please know that if you have rented tables, chairs, clothing racks, or linens through Rc, they will be placed for you at your booth prior to your arrival. Please return all rentals to the area next to the info booth when loading out on Friday afternoon.

The venue will be secured and closed overnight and it is recommended to leave your things in place due to the short load-in time allotted for the second and third days. Doors will open to vendors promptly at 10:45 am on Thursday and Friday.

Breakdown begins at 3 pm on Friday. Please do not pack up early! Load-out will happen the same way as load-in. Please help us make this a smooth and easy load-out by packing up your booth entirely before bringing things to your vehicle. Once again, porters will be available to assist and just like load-in, carts and hand trucks must be handled by the venue provided staff. Vendors that have items requiring disposal at the end of the event should request assistance from a venue representative at the Rc info booth. Otherwise, please take everything with you. This is a requirement of the venue and extremely important. Nothing may be left behind!

EXCELLING AT THE FAIR

It’s an exciting experience to come out of the studio and into a vibrant marketplace, so we’ve come up with a few tips that can help you make the most of your participation.


Give a smile, say hello, tell attendees about your products, offer samples, and make a connection! Shoppers might be put off if you’re on your phone or iPad, so keep that in mind when trying to make the most of your participation.

Business cards, buttons, postcards, catalogs, and other promotional materials are a great way to start the conversation with your potential buyers.

Include a mailing list sign-up at your booth, with signage to let folks know how to get in touch with you after the Fair, or how to follow you on social media.

Let buyers know that your business bio and links to your website and Instagram are also on the Renegade Craft website, in case they lose your information. Renegade reserves the right to select roster images and photos provided by the links submitted in your Participation Application. Our Roster is live, please check your business name, bio,  and links are accurate.

Most people’s priority is to sell their work at the Fair, but also remember your work is being seen by thousands of attendees. This is your chance to make a lasting impression on a large audience, which often leads to future online sales, wholesale orders, editorial features, and other amazing opportunities.

We strongly suggest bringing plenty of water, coffee, and snacks with you to keep you energized throughout the Fair. It is also helpful to bring a friend along to help run your booth and hold down the fort so you can take a couple of breaks throughout the day.

Business Tax + Permitting Information

For Business Tax + Permitting Information, please visit our FAQ page.

Rc Staff Contact Information

During the weekend of the Fair, you can call or text our on-site crew on the Rc Production phone!

That number is: 312-874-1593.

There is not an official Fair Participant check-in, but please feel free to pop by our Information Booth at the Fair to introduce yourself, ask a question, share ideas, or meet the Renegade Gang! Certain rentals require check-in; please refer to the rental section for further details.

We will have complimentary Maker pins available while supplies last.

Please fill out our survey after the fair to share your experience with us! If you have a testimonial or success story to share with us, we’d love to hear it. Thanks in advance!

Participation Perks

Renegade offers creatives an opportunity to connect with engaged fans and enthusiastic shoppers. There are many additional benefits that come along with joining our events! Here’s what we have to offer:

  • Your Booth space. Create your own pop-up shop to showcase and sell your work to an engaged audience!
  • Inclusion on our roster. Our website’s 150K+ unique pageviews per month will put your linked site in front of a variety of buyers and shoppers both before and after the Fair.
  • Wholesale opportunities. Buyers head to Renegade to discover unique makers and products like yours, and many reach out during and after the show to set-up accounts with their store.
  • Networking and collaborations. Tap into our vibrant creative community by connecting with neighboring makers for potential collaborations, resources, and other exciting opportunities.
  • Potential social features. With a thriving following of nearly 300,000 fans and followers online (nearly 200k on Instagram alone), we handpick and feature exceptional makers and participants on our social media.

Fun Facts:

  • 97% of attendees return to Renegade Craft.
  • Attendees spend around 2 hours and $50–$300 at the Fair.
  • 50% of vendors make sales before and after the Fair due to their inclusion on our roster.
  • Annually, Renegade works with 3,000+ participants and attracts 300,000+ attendees.